Spurs: we can beat you without a coach or HOF center - what's new?

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Announced via the world's real time news desk (twitter), the San Antonio Spurs will once again play without Tim Duncan and Greg Popovich. Where have we seen this before? Oh yeah, Steve Nash's last game as a Sun.

Remember Steve Nash's last game as a Phoenix Sun?

The Suns came in with a 33-32 record, less than 24 hours removed from being eliminated from playoff contention in a loss to the Utah Jazz.

Suddenly, we all knew we were seeing the last of Steve Nash on 3rd and Washington. And the last of most of those guys who took the court that night too.

The Suns had a chance to finish the season with a winning record. All they had to do was beat a Spurs team without Greg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

Check out the recap and 194 awesome comments on Nash's last game.

Phoenix Suns Finish With A Thud, Squander Winning Record Against D-League Team

Phoenix Suns fans tried to show some real class tonight. The crowd chanted "WE WANT STEVE! WE WANT STEVE!" so loud at the 5-minute mark of the 4th quarter that when ESPN went to commercial, we all assumed Nash would come back in. He didn't. And the Suns promptly lost the lead. Finally, after another timeout at 3:57, Nash re-entered to raucous cheers. And then turned the ball over. And then was taken right back out of the game.

During that one minute of game time, the Suns went from a 6-point lead to a 7-point deficit. Just like that. The Spurs reacted to being dissed by going on a 13-0 run while the Suns were acting like it was prom night. Game over.

Sigh.

...No more Phoenix Suns basketball for five, almost six, months. In the meantime, we will likely be able to count actual news moments on one hand. Two, if we're lucky. That's no more than 10 days with actual bona-fide team-changing news out of about 180.

(In that same time-span, BSotS authors will likely post at least 400 stories, plus there should be at least 150 or so FanPosts. For 10 days of actual news. #lol)

But I digress. I hope you got a good look at the Suns roster tonight and made your peace with each. Cuz you're not likely to see more than half of them back next season.

And here the Spurs are doing it again, sitting Duncan and Popovich tonight.

The Suns get no respect. Is there any chance the Suns come out with the desire to fight back?

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